## Proceedings of the International Electrical Congress Held in the City of Chicago, August 21st to 25th, 1893 |

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Page 17 - As a unit of current, the international ampere, which is one-tenth of the unit of current of the CGS system of electro-magnetic units, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by the unvarying current, which, when passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water in accordance with accompanying specifications,1 deposits silver at the rate of o.oo1 1 1 8 of a gramme per second.

Page 20 - As a Unit of Resistance, the International Ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to io9 units of resistance of the CGS system of electromagnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice, 14.4521 grammes in mass of a constant cross-sectional area, and of the length of 106.3 centimetres.

Page 17 - As a unit of resistance, the international ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to 109 units of resistance of the CGS system of electro-magnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice 14-4521 grammes in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area and of the length of 106-3 cm.

Page 17 - ... As a unit of electromotive force, the international volt, which is the electromotive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of one international ampere...

Page 21 - Jtonry, which is the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one international volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere per second.

Page 20 - The liquid should consist of a neutral solution of pure silver nitrate, containing about 15 parts by weight of the nitrate to 85 parts of water. The resistance of the voltameter changes somewhat as the current passes. To prevent these changes having too great an effect on the current some resistance besides that of the voltameter should be inserted in the circuit.

Page 20 - In employing the silver voltameter to measure currents of about one ampere, the following arrangements should be adopted : The kathode on which the silver is to be deposited should take the form of a platinum bowl, not less than 10 centimetres in diameter and from 4 to 5 centimetres in depth.

Page 20 - In the following specification the term ' silver voltameter ' means the arrangement of apparatus by means of which an electric current is passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water. The silver voltameter measures the total electrical quantity which has passed during the time of the experiment, and...

Page 17 - The unit of electro-motive force shall be what is known as the international volt, which is the electro-motive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of an international ampere...

Page 19 - STANDARDS. A resolution was adopted as follows : Resolved, That this committee while recognizing the great progress realized in the standard lamp of von Heffner-Alteneck, and the very important researches made at the Reichsanstalt, also recognizes that other standards have been proposed and are now being tried, and that there are serious objections to every kind of standard, in which an open flame is employed. It is, therefore, unable to recommend the adoption at the present time of either the von...